Memorializing Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim July 1, 2023 as Canada Day in the State of New York

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Senate Resolution No. 304


MEMORIALIZING Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim
July 1, 2023, as Canada Day in the State of New York

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to memorialize
Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim July 1, 2023, as Canada Day in the
State of New York, in celebration of this great Empire State's
long-standing economic and cultural relationship with Canada; and

WHEREAS, New York and Canada share many additional deep economic,
historical, cultural, and familial ties; and

WHEREAS, New York and Canada share an international border measuring
445 miles in length with 17 international border crossings, including
three of the United States' top 10 busiest border crossings; the border
features many important international trade corridors, including the
Quebec-New York Corridor, the Capitol Corridor, and Continental One, as
well as the second-busiest crossing between Canada and the United States
at the Peace Bridge; and

WHEREAS, Canada is New York's primary export market, with $24.9
billion in exports and over $42 billion in bilateral trade in 2021; and

WHEREAS, This relationship has led to 829 Canadian-owned companies
operating in the State of New York employing 58,750 New Yorkers; and

WHEREAS, The economies of Canada and New York are tightly linked
through integrated cross-border supply chains that keep our firms
competitive; and

WHEREAS, Canada and the United States' mutual security and
prosperity rely upon these predictable and secure trading relationships;

WHEREAS, The United States and Canada share a long-standing
commitment to working together for our common defense and security and
the continuation of this successful relationship through the North
American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is paramount to the future
security of the people of the United States and Canada; this includes
the NORAD Eastern Air Defense Sector, in Rome, NY; and

WHEREAS, The United States and Canada have a shared commitment to
protecting the health and well-being of Americans and Canadians and have
agreed through a joint roadmap to strengthen comprehensive and
cross-sectoral efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborate on
public health responses, and build resilience against future outbreaks;

WHEREAS, Canada and New York also share a commitment to equity,
inclusion, and diversity, highlighting it as a source of strength and as
a force that can vanquish intolerance, hate, and radicalism, both at
home and across the globe; this shared virtue can only strengthen the
already robust ties that exist between Canadians and New Yorkers; and

WHEREAS, New York and Canada are committed partners in addressing
the challenge of climate change and creating a stronger, more
sustainable economy through energy trade, shared innovation development,
and aligned policies and goals; and

WHEREAS, Canada and New York recently celebrated this partnership
with the groundbreaking of the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a project
that will bring clean, renewable, Canadian hydropower to fuel over 1
million homes in New York City, create 1,400 direct construction jobs
and 3,200 secondary jobs, and generate $1.4 million in revenue over 25
years for New York State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim July 1, 2023, as Canada
Day in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of the State of New
York; and Acting Consul General Andre Frenette of the Consulate General
of Canada in New York.


  • 26 / Jan / 2023
  • 14 / Feb / 2023
  • 14 / Feb / 2023

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